instrument panel


Definition of instrument panel

: a panel on which instruments are mounted especially : dashboard sense 2

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When optioned with leather upholstery, the X1's lower dash and door panels are now finished in matching leather, and there's contrasting stitching on the instrument panel and floor mats. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The 2020 BMW X1 Gets a Bigger Grille and a Bigger Screen," 29 May 2019 The flight director, a display on the instrument panel that gives pilots control advice, told the pilots to put the nose down. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, "4 Times Before the Boeing 737 Max 8 That Plane Automation Software Went Haywire," 18 Mar. 2019 Steering wheel controls are well thought out, with driver assist functions on the left, instrument panel and voice control on the right, and radio controls on the back. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price," 23 Dec. 2018 The instrument panel told me to put the car into manual for maximum performance as the display highlights turned yellow. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio," 15 Aug. 2018 As the freezing crew fought through below-zero temperatures, their cockpit and instrument panels were covered in ice. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Fighter Pilots Suffer Frostbite and Fly Blind When Their Cockpit Ices Over," 26 Feb. 2018 The instrument panel layout is slightly angled toward the driver making the infotainment, HVAC controls easy to use. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "VW’s revamped 2019 Jetta R-Line delivers bang for the buck," 5 May 2018 The center gauge display is smallish and crowded with numbers and readouts, plus a dozen more buttons on the steering wheel and the rows of switches on the instrument panel for vent-fan-AC, audio, etc. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Lexus LS 500h: From flagship to starship," 2 Mar. 2018 There's nothing unusual about the instrument panel or steering wheel. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of instrument panel

1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of instrument panel

: a flat surface across the front of an airplane's cockpit that contains the instruments used to fly the plane

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